Parcells: The Unauthorized Biography

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In this revealing biography, the exhaustive research of acclaimed sports historian Carlo DeVito sheds new light on football coaching legend Bill Parcells, exposing the two-time Super Bowl-winning coach's moxie and lifelong dedication to football.  The book digs deep into Bill Parcells' past to unlock the secrets of what made him who he is today, following him from his childhood, through 15 years of college coaching, to his first big chance in the pros and the year that almost broke him. With more than 3,000 interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, and scores of primary resources, DeVito's book brings Parcells to life as readers have never seen him before.
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About the author

Carlo DeVito is a publishing executive and the author of Wellington: The Maras, the Giants, and the City of New York and Yogi: The Life and Times of an American Original, as well as biographies on Phil Rizzuto and D. Wayne Lukas. He lives in Ghent, New York.
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Publisher
Triumph Books
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Published on
Sep 1, 2014
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9781633191372
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Sports
Sports & Recreation / Football
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